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CFTC Lawsuit Against Ooki DAO, $250,000 Settlement with bZx Creates New Precedents

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed an enforcement action lawsuit against Ooki DAO, a crypto margin trading and lending platform for engaging in digital asset margin trading that only CFTC-registered Futures Commission Merchants (FCM) can perform.  Ooki DAO also failed to adhere to customer identification requirements prescribed under the Bank Secrecy Act, the commission further alleged in its lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern...

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New Bill Could Give the CFTC More Crypto Power

A new crypto bill introduced by John Boozman – a republican from Arkansas – and Debbi Stabenow, a democrat from Michigan, would (if passed) give the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) full control over bitcoin and Ethereum, the world’s two largest and most popular digital currencies. The CFTC Would Have Most of the Power In the bill, both ETH and BTC are clearly described as commodities. In addition, they account for roughly two thirds of all activity in the...

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Gaming dominiert die Blockchain-Infrastruktur

Der Bitcoin hat sich im Laufe der letzten Woche kaum bewegt – die Kryptoassets Ethereum und Avalanche sahen einstweilen Preisanstiege von 4,9 und 21,31 Prozent – im Falle von Avalanche dürfte die Listung auf der Trading-App Robinhood (neben Stellar) eine Rolle dafür gespielt haben. Es gab noch einige weitere «positive Ausreisser» am Kryptohimmel, darunter Chainlink und Polkadot, die um 19,7 bzw. 16,27 Prozent wuchsen, und die Binance Coin, die um 14 Prozent zulegte. Im folgenden Bericht...

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CFTC Investigating $1.7 Billion Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed charges against a company in South Africa and its head executive for allegedly running the biggest crypto-based Ponzi scheme in recorded history. It is believed the firm may have run a commodity pool composed of nearly $2 billion in bitcoin, though the pool is slated to have been fraudulent. It is also believed that the company violated registration protocols. A CFTC Investigation Is Underway The enterprise –...

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CFTC Ordered Polymarket to Pay $1.4 Мillion in Penalties

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ordered Polymarket – a decentralized platform that allows users to bet on the outcome of current events – to pay a $1.4 million civil monetary penalty. The agency claimed that the company did not seek a Designated Contract Market (DCM) or Swap Execution Facility (SEF) registration. CFTC on the Hunt Again According to an announcement by the government agency, Polymarket must also “wind down” all markets displayed on its website...

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UK Man Charged with Bitcoin Scam, Incurs Huge Financial Penalty

Cryptocurrency fraud is and always has been a problem in the financial space, but it’s rare that a scam of this magnitude comes along. A man in the U.K. is being ordered to pay a financial penalty of approximately $571 million by a U.S. court following the implementation of a phony bitcoin operation that saw him earn more than 22,000 BTC from unsuspecting victims. A Major Bitcoin Scam Occurred Four Years Ago The penalty is being enforced by the Commodity Futures Trading...

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Coinbase Gets a Slap on the Wrist from the CFTC

Popular leading cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is getting some guff from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in the form of a $6.5 million penalty. Coinbase Is Forced to Pay a Fine The trading platform is being accused of providing misleading accounting information to the organization and for inflating trading figures. In addition, a former employee that no longer works with Coinbase is being accused of a tactic called wash trading, so what does all this...

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US Court Orders Man to Pay $572 Million After Running a Global Bitcoin Scam in 2017

After several years of investigation and court proceedings, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York granted a request by the CFTC to fine the mastermind behind a multi-million-dollar Bitcoin scam.According to an official press release issued by the CFTC. The Court ordered Benjamin Reynolds, owner of Control-Finance LTD, to pay more than $572 million in compensation for his fraudulent activities regarding a Bitcoin scam.Another Multi-Million Dollar Bitcoin Scam From 2017As...

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Coinbase to Pay a $6.5 Million Fine Upon Wash Trading Accusations by the CFTC

Just before its direct listing, Coinbase has agreed to a 6,5 million-dollar fine after the CFTC found that the exchange engaged in illegal wash trading practices.The CFTC found that Coinbase could be engaged in trading practices that provided misleading information to services like Coinmarketcap and the CME Bitcoin Real Time Index. This happened via the improper use of trading bots and even irregular actions by one unidentified worker.According to Acting Director of Enforcement Vincent...

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